|Sailing Ulu by Achutupu|
|Supplies from the forest|
|Women paddling to the river to get water|
|Typical view of a village with Darien Jungle in the background|
|A school's bathroom in Ustupu|
|Homes out of bamboo|
Women dress in tradition clothing called Mola, which is the primary art Kunas offer.
They are sewn patterns of nature on different colors and layers of fabric. Molas are a famous hand craft of Panama. Some molas are definitely a piece of art and great souvenir and gift for friends and family. Usually Kuna women row up on their ulu to the cruising boats and offer the handcrafted molas for sale.
|Estelfina invited us to her house to see her molas|
|Kind giving locals in Isla Tigre|
|Lobster or Lancoste|
|Ricardo brought fruits by every day|
|Some villages are like a labrynth, we got lost in Achutupu, Earthling's mast is visible in the middle of the pic, but how do we get there|
|Ustupu, largest Kuna island|
There are many deserted islands in Kuna Yala. Before getting back on the more common cruising route north of Rio Diablo, Katherine and I got to spend an amazing evening totally secluded on Farewell Island. This little island was resided by 100s of palm trees of different sizes. The hammock was set up in between two of the trees on the beach with a Bonfire next to it under the full moon. Every time we set up a fire, our trash gets burned, in addition we try to clean up the surrounding of all plastic materials and burn them as well. In the Farewell island we burned tons of plastic bottles that were floating on the beach and in the water.
Since the first bonfire in Chub Cay, Bahamas, I learned from Ali to have a clean bonfire without leaving any evidence. First dig a deep hole in the sand on the beach, create the fire and when it's over, put it out with water, and then cover it totally with sand without leaving any kind of foot print. That way the nature is back to its original shape and beauty!
|Trash collected on the beach|
In Ustupu, you can find wireless Internet by the the airport at the power plant, additionally there is a wireless Panamanian network that occasionally works on a very low speed in some islands like Nargana by Rio Diablo. In other islands like Achitupu there should be Internet at the Hostels but the hostel was closed. The only reliable wifi is on Elephant island in West Lemmon Cays.
|This is the path to the electricity plant by the airport in Ustupu, in search for wifi|
|Cooling down and towing the dinghy in Rio Diablo|
|Local teenagers we met on the river|
|Large tree trunks in the water, always keep an outlook to avoid them|
Love from Kuna Yala
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